Premier League: Everton board made the decision after the new meeting on Friday night with Frank Lampard being more than happy to join and help the club right now.
Frank Lampard, Vitor Pereira, and also Duncan Ferguson were all included in the list for Everton’s job. Lampard was never in doubt and he decided to accept the proposal to replace Spanish manager Rafa Benitez immediately.
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Former Everton star Wayne Rooney had been heavily linked to the role, but the Derby County boss admitted that he turned down the club’s approach to focus on his current job.
Wayne Rooney on being approached by Everton:
“Everton approached my agent and asked me to interview for the job,” he said.
“But I turned it down. I believe I will be a Premier League manager and I am ready for that 100 percent. But I have a job at Derby, which is important to me.”
Everton’s current situation:
Everton’s managerial position has been open since the club dismissed Rafa Benitez on January 16, ending his stint after just six-and-a-half months.
Club legend Duncan Ferguson took over on an interim basis for the second time, losing to 1-0 to Aston Villa in his only game in charge.